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Pat Quinn on Free Trade
Democratic Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Pat Quinn on other issues.
  • Exports support 500,000 jobs in IL; double that in 5 years. (Feb 2011)

Senate:

IL 2014: 2014 IL Senate debate


Richard Durbin on Free Trade
Democratic Sr Senator (IL): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Richard Durbin on other issues.
  • Vigorous enforcement against unfair importation & dumping. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted NO on free trade agreement with Oman. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on implementing CAFTA for Central America free-trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on establishing free trade between US & Singapore. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on establishing free trade between the US and Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on extending free trade to Andean nations. (May 2002)
  • Voted YES on granting normal trade relations status to Vietnam. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on removing common goods from national security export rules. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on permanent normal trade relations with China. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on expanding trade to the third world. (May 2000)
  • Voted NO on renewing 'fast track' presidential trade authority. (Nov 1997)
  • Rated 17% by CATO, indicating a pro-fair trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)
  • Ban Argentine meat imports to avoid foot & mouth disease. (Jul 2008)
  • Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices. (Feb 2013)
Sharon Hansen on Free Trade
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Sharon Hansen on other issues.
  • I absolutely support free trade. (Dec 2013)
Mark Kirk on Free Trade
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (IL-10): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Mark Kirk on other issues.
  • Develop ability to export goods to foreign markets. (Dec 2009)
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted YES on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement. (Jul 2004)
  • Voted YES on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
  • Promote the Andean Free Trade Agreement. (May 2002)
  • Rated 50% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
  • Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)
  • Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices. (Feb 2013)
Jim Oberweis on Free Trade
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jim Oberweis on other issues.
  • Challenge in China is lack of clarity on taxes. (Jan 2012)
  • Invest in Indonesia, Vietnam, Japan, India, and China. (Jan 2012)
Doug Truax on Free Trade
Republican Senate Challenger (lost primary): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Doug Truax on other issues.
  • Market-based competition instead of bureaucratic decisions. (Oct 2013)

House:


Judy Biggert on Free Trade
Republican Representative (IL-13): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Judy Biggert on other issues.
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted YES on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement. (Jul 2004)
  • Voted YES on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • End economic protectionism: let dairy compacts expire . (Aug 2001)
  • Promote the Andean Free Trade Agreement. (May 2002)
  • Rated 83% by CATO, indicating a pro-free trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
Cheri Bustos on Free Trade
Democrat (District 17): Click here for Cheri Bustos on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Danny Davis on Free Trade
Democratic Representative (IL-7): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Danny Davis on other issues.
  • Voted NO on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted NO on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement. (Jul 2004)
  • Voted NO on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • End economic protectionism: let dairy compacts expire . (Aug 2001)
  • Rated 39% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
  • Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation. (Jun 2009)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
  • Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices. (Feb 2013)
  • No MFN for China; condition trade on human rights. (Nov 1999)
Rodney Davis on Free Trade
Republican (District 13): Click here for Rodney Davis on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bob Dold on Free Trade
Republican challenger (District 10): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Dold on other issues.
  • Support free trade with South Korea, Panama and Colombia. (Nov 2010)
Tammy Duckworth on Free Trade
Democrat (District 8): Click here for Tammy Duckworth on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bill Enyart on Free Trade
Democrat (District 12): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Enyart on other issues.
  • Sponsored imposing import fee on countries with undervalued currency. (Mar 2013)
Bill Foster on Free Trade
Democrat: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bill Foster on other issues.
  • Tariffs against countries undervaluing their currency. (May 2009)
  • Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation. (Jun 2009)
  • Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored imposing import fee on countries with undervalued currency. (Mar 2013)
Luis Gutierrez on Free Trade
Democratic Representative (IL-4): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Luis Gutierrez on other issues.
  • Voted NO on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted NO on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement. (Jul 2004)
  • Voted NO on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 28% by CATO, indicating a pro-fair trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)
  • Tariffs against countries undervaluing their currency. (May 2009)
  • Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation. (Jun 2009)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
  • Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices. (Jun 2013)
  • Sponsored imposing import fee on countries with undervalued currency. (Apr 2013)
  • No MFN for China; condition trade on human rights. (Nov 1999)
Randy Hultgren on Free Trade
Republican (District 14): Click here for Randy Hultgren on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Robin Kelly on Free Trade
Democrat (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Robin Kelly on other issues.
  • Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices. (Jun 2013)
Adam Kinzinger on Free Trade
Republican (District 16): Click here for Adam Kinzinger on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Dan Lipinski on Free Trade
Democratic Representative (IL-3): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Dan Lipinski on other issues.
  • Undermining original trade standards is a terrible mistake. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted NO on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted NO on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement. (Jul 2004)
  • Tariffs against countries undervaluing their currency. (May 2009)
  • Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation. (Jun 2009)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
  • Require open markets for US goods in all trade agreements. (May 2011)
  • Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices. (Feb 2013)
  • Sponsored imposing import fee on countries with undervalued currency. (Mar 2013)
Mike Quigley on Free Trade
Democrat (District 5): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Mike Quigley on other issues.
  • Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation. (Jun 2009)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
  • Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices. (Feb 2013)
  • Sponsored imposing import fee on countries with undervalued currency. (Apr 2013)
Mel Reynolds on Free Trade
Democratic candidate (District 2): Click here for Mel Reynolds on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Peter Roskam on Free Trade
Republican: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Peter Roskam on other issues.
  • Free Trade Agreements are no-cost job creation. (Jan 2010)
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization. (Oct 2007)
Bobby Rush on Free Trade
Democratic Representative (IL-1): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Bobby Rush on other issues.
  • Voted NO on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement. (Jul 2004)
  • Voted NO on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • End economic protectionism: let dairy compacts expire . (Aug 2001)
  • Rated 33% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
  • Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation. (Jun 2009)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
  • Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices. (Feb 2013)
  • No MFN for China; condition trade on human rights. (Nov 1999)
Jan Schakowsky on Free Trade
Democratic Representative (IL-9): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Jan Schakowsky on other issues.
  • Voted NO on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted NO on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement. (Jul 2004)
  • Voted NO on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Rated 41% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
  • Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)
  • Tariffs against countries undervaluing their currency. (May 2009)
  • Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation. (Jun 2009)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
  • Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices. (Jun 2013)
  • Sponsored imposing import fee on countries with undervalued currency. (May 2013)
  • No MFN for China; condition trade on human rights. (Nov 1999)
Brad Schneider on Free Trade
Democrat (District 10): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Brad Schneider on other issues.
  • Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices. (Apr 2013)
Aaron Schock on Free Trade
Republican (District 18): Click here for Aaron Schock on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Shimkus on Free Trade
Republican Representative (IL-19): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for John Shimkus on other issues.
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted YES on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement. (Jul 2004)
  • Voted YES on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • End economic protectionism: let dairy compacts expire . (Aug 2001)
  • Rated 50% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
Joe Walsh on Free Trade
Republican (District 8): Click here for Joe Walsh on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Former candidates & officeholders:


Rod Blagojevich on Free Trade
Democratic IL Governor; previously Representative (IL-5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rod Blagojevich on other issues.
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
Jerry Costello on Free Trade
Democratic Representative (IL-12): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Jerry Costello on other issues.
  • Voted NO on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement. (Jul 2004)
  • Voted NO on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • End economic protectionism: let dairy compacts expire . (Aug 2001)
  • Rated 28% by CATO, indicating a pro-fair trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Tariffs against countries undervaluing their currency. (May 2009)
  • Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation. (Jun 2009)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
Jesse Louis Jackson on Free Trade
Democratic Representative (IL-2): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Jesse Louis Jackson on other issues.
  • Voted NO on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted NO on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement. (Jul 2004)
  • Voted NO on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • End economic protectionism: let dairy compacts expire . (Aug 2001)
  • Rated 39% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
  • Tariffs against countries undervaluing their currency. (May 2009)
  • Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation. (Jun 2009)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
  • Require open markets for US goods in all trade agreements. (May 2011)
  • No MFN for China; condition trade on human rights. (Nov 1999)
Timothy Johnson on Free Trade
Republican Representative (IL-15): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Timothy Johnson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted YES on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement. (Jul 2004)
  • Voted YES on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • End economic protectionism: let dairy compacts expire . (Aug 2001)
  • Rated 50% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
Donald Manzullo on Free Trade
Republican Representative (IL-16): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Donald Manzullo on other issues.
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted YES on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement. (Jul 2004)
  • Voted YES on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • End economic protectionism: let dairy compacts expire . (Aug 2001)
  • Rated 61% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
  • Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)
  • Tariffs against countries undervaluing their currency. (May 2009)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
Bobby Schilling on Free Trade
Republican challenger 2014 (District 17): Click here for Bobby Schilling on other issues.
    No stance on record.
George Ryan on Free Trade
Former Republican Governor (1999-2002): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for George Ryan on other issues.
  • Ease Canadian border-crossing rules. (May 1998)
  • Grant fast-track authority to the President. (Nov 1999)
James Thompson on Free Trade
Former Republican Governor (1977-1990): Click here for James Thompson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Philip Crane on Free Trade
Republican (Until 2004) (District 8): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Philip Crane on other issues.
  • Voted YES on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement. (Jul 2004)
  • Voted YES on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • End economic protectionism: let dairy compacts expire . (Aug 2001)
  • Rated 82% by CATO, indicating a pro-free trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
James Durkin on Free Trade
2002 Former Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for James Durkin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Harris Fawell on Free Trade
Republican Former (1994-) (District 13): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Harris Fawell on other issues.
  • Voted YES on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
Peter Fitzgerald on Free Trade
Former Republican incumbent; retired 2004: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Peter Fitzgerald on other issues.
  • Voted YES on establishing free trade between US & Singapore. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on establishing free trade between the US and Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on extending free trade to Andean nations. (May 2002)
  • Voted YES on granting normal trade relations status to Vietnam. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on removing common goods from national security export rules. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on permanent normal trade relations with China. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on expanding trade to the third world. (May 2000)
  • Rated 75% by CATO, indicating a pro-free trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
Mike Flanagan on Free Trade
Republican Former (1994-) (District 5): Click here for Mike Flanagan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Denny Hastert on Free Trade
Republican (Retired 2007) (District 14): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Denny Hastert on other issues.
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted YES on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 100% by CATO, indicating a pro-free trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
Alan Keyes on Free Trade
American Independent nominee for President; 2004 Republican challenger for IL Senate: Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Alan Keyes on other issues.
  • We gave away portion of sovereignty when we entered WTO. (Oct 2007)
  • One-on-one trade agreements; with tariffs for dumping. (Oct 2007)
  • North American Union Superhighway subverts sovereignty. (Oct 2007)
  • Free trade gives excessive authority to international groups. (Oct 2007)
  • North American Union is betrayal of our sovereignty. (Sep 2007)
  • Trade sanctions on Saudi Arabia for persecuting Christians. (Sep 2007)
  • China trade contingent on human rights & product safety. (Sep 2007)
  • No NAFTA Superhighway from Canada to Mexico. (Sep 2007)
  • Entering WTO gave away part of our sovereignty. (Feb 2000)
  • Out of WTO: no legislation without representation. (Jan 2000)
  • Separate naturalization (legal) from border patrols. (Jan 2000)
  • Banks and American clout should help farmers. (Jan 2000)
  • WTO allows dictators to decide our future - US out. (Dec 1999)
  • WTO is not representative; hence unconstitutional. (Dec 1999)
  • Tariffs make foreigners share burden of US government. (Apr 1998)
William Lipinski on Free Trade
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 3): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for William Lipinski on other issues.
  • Voted NO on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 33% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
Carol Moseley-Braun on Free Trade
Former Democratic Senator (Until 1998): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Carol Moseley-Braun on other issues.
  • Human rights record should affect trading status. (Jan 2004)
  • We need balance between trade and labor protection. (Jan 2004)
  • Free trade must be fair trade. (Oct 2003)
  • Lack of labor standards passes along worker exploitation. (Sep 2003)
  • Voted NO on renewing 'fast track' presidential trade authority. (Nov 1997)
  • Voted YES on imposing trade sanctions on Japan for closed market. (May 1995)
Barack Obama on Free Trade
Democratic incumbent President; IL Senator (2004-2008): Click here for 38 full quotes OR click here for Barack Obama on other issues.
  • Export more goods stamped "Made in the USA". (Jan 2014)
  • Negotiate a Transatlantic and a Trans-Pacific Partnership. (Feb 2013)
  • China is an adversary but also a potential partner. (Oct 2012)
  • Develop alternatives to importing rare earths from China. (Sep 2012)
  • Skeptical on whether China feels bound by global trade rules. (Jun 2012)
  • Trade Enforcement Unit: inspections for safe imports. (Jan 2012)
  • FactCheck: Chinese tire import ban replaced by other imports. (Jan 2012)
  • Double our exports by 2014; starting with South Korea. (Jan 2011)
  • FactCheck: Yes, exports up; but not enough to double by 2014. (Jan 2011)
  • Enforce trade being reciprocal; not just a one-way street. (Jan 2010)
  • More exports means more jobs; double exports for 2M new jobs. (Jan 2010)
  • We export only 4,000 cars to Korea; thatís not free trade!. (Oct 2008)
  • Trade is here to stay; we have to compete. (Aug 2008)
  • Global trade is unsustainable if it favors only the few. (Jul 2008)
  • Assist workers who lose globalization's race to the bottom. (Jul 2008)
  • Impossible to turn back globalization; weíd be worse off. (Jun 2008)
  • Donít let trade policy be dictated by special interests. (Jun 2008)
  • Strong labor, safety, and environmental standards on trade. (Feb 2008)
  • More Transition Assistance for displaced workers. (Feb 2008)
  • Enforce environmental & labor provisions in trade agreements. (Jan 2008)
  • Enforce existing safety laws against Chinese products. (Dec 2007)
  • Congress subsidizes megafarms & hurts family farmers. (Aug 2007)
  • People donít want cheaper T-shirts if it costs their job. (Aug 2007)
  • Reinvest in communities that are burdened by globalization. (Jun 2007)
  • Fair trade should have tangible benefits for US. (Jun 2004)

    Free Trade Agreements

  • Trade agreements mean we sell "Made in America" to millions. (Sep 2012)
  • Double US exports via deals with Panama, Colombia, & S.Korea. (Jan 2012)
  • China trade deal does too little on fairness & compliance. (Aug 2008)
  • NAFTA protects corporate profits; should protect labor. (Jul 2008)
  • Supports trade & globalization but opposes CAFTA job loss. (Jul 2008)
  • Peru trade OK because it includes labor & enviro protections. (Jul 2008)
  • NAFTA needs to be amended. (Dec 2007)
  • Stand firm against CAFTA for labor & environmental standards. (Aug 2007)
  • Amend NAFTA to add labor agreements. (Aug 2007)
  • Insist on labor and human rights standards for China trade. (Jul 2004)
  • Voted YES on free trade agreement with Oman. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on implementing CAFTA for Central America free-trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)
Jack Ryan on Free Trade
Former Republican Senate challenger (2004): Click here for Jack Ryan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Paul Simon on Free Trade
Former Democratic Senator (Until 1997): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Paul Simon on other issues.
  • Get other nations to lower import barriers. (Jul 1996)
  • Trade deficit is as bad as budget deficit. (Jul 1996)
  • Trade deficit improves if we understand foreign culture. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted YES on imposing trade sanctions on Japan for closed market. (May 1995)
Melissa Bean on Free Trade
Democratic Representative (IL-8): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Melissa Bean on other issues.
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted YES on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)
Roland Burris on Free Trade
Democratic Jr Senator (retiring 2010): Click here for Roland Burris on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Cardiss Collins on Free Trade
Democrat (1973-1996) (District 7): Click here for Cardiss Collins on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Kathy Cummings on Free Trade
Green Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kathy Cummings on other issues.
  • Fair Trade not Free Trade. (Aug 2008)
Rahm Emanuel on Free Trade
Democratic Rep. (IL-5); Chief of Staff-Designee: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Rahm Emanuel on other issues.
  • Pushed through the NAFTA treaty. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted NO on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement. (Jul 2004)
  • Voted YES on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Build a rule-based global trading system. (Aug 2000)
Lane Evans on Free Trade
Democrat (District 17): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Lane Evans on other issues.
  • Voted NO on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement. (Jul 2004)
  • Voted NO on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 28% by CATO, indicating a pro-fair trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • No MFN for China; condition trade on human rights. (Nov 1999)
Thomas Ewing on Free Trade
Republican (District 15): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Thomas Ewing on other issues.
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
Alexi Giannoulias on Free Trade
2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently State Treasurer: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Alexi Giannoulias on other issues.
  • Eliminate $200B in tax loopholes that ship jobs overseas. (Dec 2009)
Debbie Halvorson on Free Trade
Democrat (until 2010) (District 11): Click here for Debbie Halvorson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Phil Hare on Free Trade
Democrat: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Phil Hare on other issues.
  • Race to the bottom must be stopped. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted NO on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization. (Oct 2007)
  • Tariffs against countries undervaluing their currency. (May 2009)
  • Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation. (Jun 2009)
  • No MFN for China; condition trade on human rights. (Nov 1999)
Henry Hyde on Free Trade
Republican (District 6): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Henry Hyde on other issues.
  • Voted YES on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement. (Jul 2004)
  • Voted YES on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • End economic protectionism: let dairy compacts expire . (Aug 2001)
  • Rated 33% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
Mark Kirk on Free Trade
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (IL-10): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Mark Kirk on other issues.
  • Develop ability to export goods to foreign markets. (Dec 2009)
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted YES on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement. (Jul 2004)
  • Voted YES on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
  • Promote the Andean Free Trade Agreement. (May 2002)
  • Rated 50% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
  • Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)
  • Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices. (Feb 2013)
Ray LaHood on Free Trade
Republican Representative (IL-18): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Ray LaHood on other issues.
  • Voted YES on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted YES on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement. (Jul 2004)
  • Voted YES on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • Promote the Andean Free Trade Agreement. (May 2002)
  • Rated 44% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
David Phelps on Free Trade
Democrat (District 19): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for David Phelps on other issues.
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • End economic protectionism: let dairy compacts expire . (Aug 2001)
John Porter on Free Trade
Republican (retired) (District 10): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Porter on other issues.
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
Glenn Poshard on Free Trade
Democrat (District 19): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Glenn Poshard on other issues.
  • Voted NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
Steven Sauerberg on Free Trade
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Steven Sauerberg on other issues.
  • Supports the Colombia Free Trade Agreement. (May 2008)
Larry Stafford on Free Trade
Libertarian challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Larry Stafford on other issues.
  • Free trade only with countries who freely trade with us. (Mar 2008)
Jerry Weller on Free Trade
Republican Representative (IL-11): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Jerry Weller on other issues.
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement. (Jul 2004)
  • Voted YES on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • End economic protectionism: let dairy compacts expire . (Aug 2001)
  • Promote the Andean Free Trade Agreement. (May 2002)
  • Rated 39% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
Sidney Yates on Free Trade
Democrat (retired 1998) (District 9): Click here for Sidney Yates on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rod Blagojevich on Free Trade
Democratic IL Governor; previously Representative (IL-5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rod Blagojevich on other issues.
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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